In 2017, Owings Mills, Maryland resident Cindy Tawiah opened and operated a successful kiosk at the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) selling her Diva By Cindy hair care products. In October 2018, she launched the first natural hair care vending machine at a major airport, “Heaven 1,” which is located in Concourse D at BWI. Tawiah is now offering franchise opportunities for Diva By Cindy hair care products through vending machine locations. (Above) Prince George’s County resident and first Diva By Cindy franchisee Yolanda Brown (left) with Cindy Tawaih (right) founder of Diva By Cindy hair care products standing in front of the “Heaven 1” vending machine.
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After working as a registered nurse for 13 years but feeling unfulfilled, the domestic violence survivor left the nursing profession to pursue her dream of opening a hair salon and developing hair care products. Back in 2003, even though Tawiah was denied many bank loans and locations to lease, the determined Owings Mills, Maryland, resident kept pressing forward until doors opened for her business venture, “Diva By Cindy.”